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Covid inquiry to examine PPE procurement after revelations Australia got 46m unusable masks

Panel chair says provision of key medical supplies will be considered as part of inquiry into country’s pandemic response

The head of Australia’s Covid inquiry has signalled her panel will examine the procurement of PPE after revelations that a $100m deal with a relatively obscure online retailer left the government with 46m unusable masks.

The Guardian revealed on Wednesday that the former government had signed two contracts with the online retailer named ABM to supply Australia with 50m masks and 7m gowns during the early months of the pandemic.

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